Author: David Tracy

Someone Made a Limo Out of a Mid ’80s Honda Accord and I Have So Many Questions

Limousines are usually stretched versions of luxury cars or they’re silly cars that were stretched as a joke. But then there’s this car: a 1980s Honda Accord, which is oddly stuck in neither category: it was never luxurious enough to be a real limo, an…

Honda Airbags Are Now a Hot Commodity for Thieves

For some reason, there’s apparently been a recent uptick in airbag thefts, and some thieves have been exclusively choosing Honda vehicles as their targets, USA Today writes in its report on the issue. Here’s a look at how bad this strange problem has g…

Tesla Shows What the Parking Garage of the Future Could Look Like

This is Tesla’s brand new charging station in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong—a site that Tesla calls one of the biggest Tesla destination charging stations on earth, and the very biggest one in Asia. My brother and his friend just stopped by the facility to ha…

States Where Recreational Marijuana Is Legal Are Experiencing More Car Crashes: IIHS

A new study implying that legalizing marijuana could cause more car crashes, more news on Hyundai and Kia fire reports, VW’s boss says the future of Germany’s auto industry could be bleak, and much more. This is The Morning Shift for October 18, 2018.R…

Here’s How Jeep Will Fix The New Jeep Wrangler’s Faulty Frame Welds

Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler announced a recall for over 18,000 2018 and 2019 Jeep Wranglers because failing welds were causing a critical suspension mounting bracket to detach from the frame. Now we have the instructions for how Fiat Chrysler pla…

Behold The Amazing Malaise-Era Cars on the Set of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie 

Because we exist in an era when, by the year 2023, 100 percent of all new movies made will be comic book sequels, remakes and reboots, we are getting a possibly R-rated Batman spin-off starring The Joker that’s set in the 1980s, apparently doesn’t have…

The Awesome New Suzuki Jimny Is Getting the Credit It Deserves in the Form of ‘Staggering’ Demand

Sometimes it can feel like enthusiasts’ cars don’t get the love they deserve. Manual transmissions have been abandoned by the masses and tons of folks keep buying soft SUVs that lack off-road capability and ride like cars. That’s why it’s so refreshing…

Why Buy This 33k-Mile Porsche 911 for Over $165,000 When You Can Get a 254k-Mile Turbo Plymouth Voyager for $3,500?

I just don’t get it. Somehow we live in a world where non car-enthusiasts keep buying SUVs with no off-road capability, and car enthusiasts keep spending ridiculous sums on Porsche 911s. All this when really, they should all be buying this five-speed 1…

This 270,000-Mile Mazda MPV Is a High-Mileage Hero

This 270,000-mile 2004 Mazda MPV has led a tough life towing a camper, hauling around a family, and braving salty Illinois and Michigan winters. And yet, after having had a chance to drive this tired silver minivan, I found that it wasn’t tired at all….

Morgan’s Electric 3-Wheeler Is Not Going Into Production Anytime Soon

Back when it first arrived at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016, the Morgan EV3 electric three-wheeler looked good with its streamlined carbon fiber body, shiny brass battery cooling fins, and offset headlight. But after the production date of late 2016 be…